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Comprehensive comparison of classic Soxhlet extraction with Soxtec extraction, ultrasonication extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, microwave assisted extraction and accelerated solvent extraction for the determination of polychlorinated biphenyls in soil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16196129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper compares the extraction effectiveness of six different commonly applied extraction techniques for the determination of PCBs in soil. The techniques included are Soxhlet, Soxtec, ultrasonication extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, microwave-assisted extraction and accelerated solvent extraction. For none of the techniques were the extraction conditions optimized, but instead the extraction parameters were based on the experience from previous successful investigation published by a number of research groups worldwide. In general, all extraction techniques were capable of producing accurate data for one native PCB contaminated soil diluted with another soil sample to obtain two concentration levels. It could therefore be concluded that any of the investigated techniques can be used with success if the extraction conditions applied are chosen wisely.
Sune Sporring; Søren Bøwadt; Bo Svensmark; Erland Björklund
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chromatography. A     Volume:  1090     ISSN:  0021-9673     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chromatogr A     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-30     Completed Date:  2005-10-31     Revised Date:  2009-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9318488     Medline TA:  J Chromatogr A     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Lund University, P.O. Box 124, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Chemical Fractionation / methods*
Chromatography, Supercritical Fluid / methods*
Pesticides / analysis*
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*
Soil / analysis*
Soil Pollutants / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hexanes; 0/Pesticides; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Soil; 0/Soil Pollutants; 0/Solvents; 110-54-3/n-hexane; 67-64-1/Acetone

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